January 6th, 2011
|10:20 am - That's the Way I've Always Heard It Should Be (the Nostalgia Remix)|
I've been taking a break from work and writing and reorganizing, all those things you do at the start of a new year, and thinking about old times.
It started with this Telegraph column by Sarah Mower, wherein she talks about the Seventies-revival elements of the coming fashion year. (It is illustrated by a 1970s pic of Lauren Hutton, one of my style idols, looking breezy in the best 70s way.)
Now, not all the revival items will attract me -- and Mower notes that the 70s themselves looked back at the 40s, so that what usually pulls me is those nostalgically remixed items of 40s style. But there is a little something about the long slouchy ease of 70s style, isn't there? Shorn of excesses polyester et al (hey, wouldn't Qiana be a wicked cool name for a paranormal villain?), the lines can be so pleasing and easy to live with.
(Revisiting The Mary Tyler Moore Show is in order again. ;-))
I've been listening to old James Taylor and Carly Simon songs this morning. There was something about the drops of bitter in the sweetness, the edges along the smooth flowing lines that could cut the unwary --
Like this. Carly Simon, 1972, singing "That's The Way I Always Heard It Should Be." (Check out the early fleeting glimpse of Art Garfunkel in full 'fro. ;-))
Yes. That's the Way I Always Heard It Should Be.
May your lines be smooth today!
|Date:||January 6th, 2011 03:28 pm (UTC)|| |
hey, wouldn't Qiana be a wicked cool name for a paranormal villain? Oh, absolutely, but would he/she still wear spandex?
I'm with you - the forties styles were pretty cool.
Argh, now I have an earworm. Thanks for nuthin', L! ;)
Qiana would have to wear silk-look shirts. Spandex would be optional. ;-)
Happy Thursday, even with earworm!
|Date:||January 6th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)|| |
Slouches the lines with you.
Hurrah for slouch! :-)
You have taught me something today. I had not really put it together that the 70s styles looked back at the 40s. thanks. :)
Ah, JT and Carly. Those were good times.
Thanks go to Sarah Mower. :-)
Cheers and good music, F!
I have always deeply envied the flip MTM rocked the first season of her show. I could never get my hair to do that in a million years.
MTM had great powers, Chase. Great powers. :-)
Have you read Girls Like Us, about Simon, King, and Mitchell? I made a whole playlist of them after that. And yes, for 70's style. Wish I still had the pantsuit I made back then, with a long belted jacket.
I have read Girls Like Us! I found it utterly fascinating, both as music-history and feminist social history -- the book put a lot of things in context for me.
And yes, I went to the music as soon as I'd read it. :-))
Happy Thursday, with or without pantsuits!
There were some good designs in the 70's, as I've been discovering (and some awful ones too, sadly).
You and gwynnega
are both writing 70s novels, so I thought of you both when I was posting this! :-))
Yes, I was just going to say that I've been mentally living in the 70s for the past year or two! :-)
And now YOU ARE EVEN MORE FASHIONABLE. If that is possible.
Happy Thursday, plus hugs!
Maybe it will make the Jo book fashionable?! Of course, I have to finish the thing first... :-)
I wish I were willowy enough for those slouchy and flowy lines. Hooray for Lauren Hutton, though ...
You can fake it, H_P-- I know I do! ;-)
Cheers and hugs sent your way.
Hurrah for Carly Simon, and hurrah for you, L! :-) Happy Friday.
You always provide the most fascinating links! And now I'm all nostalgic. I think that was the year I talked my mother into letting me have her wedding dress, which was a sleek gray-green tailored crepe dress with darker peplum from Bullock's Wilshire, the epitome of Los Angeles elegance in the 1940s (and later, but sadly, long gone).
I remember Bullock's, but Bullock's Wilshire was much more upscale -- so how cool to have your mother's wedding dress! That sounds amazing.
Happy Friday, with good memories! :-)